embarcation

[em-bahr-key-shuh n]
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noun


Nearby words

  1. embalming,
  2. embank,
  3. embankment,
  4. embar,
  5. embarcadero,
  6. embargo,
  7. embark,
  8. embarkation,
  9. embarkment,
  10. embarras

Related formsre·em·bar·ca·tion, noun

embarkation

or em·bar·ca·tion

[em-bahr-key-shuh n]

noun

the act, process, or an instance of embarking.

Origin of embarkation

1635–45; < French embarcation < Spanish embarcación. See embark, -ation

Related formsnon·em·bar·ka·tion, nounre·em·bar·ka·tion, noun

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Word Origin and History for embarcation

embarkation

n.

1640s, from French embarcation, noun of action from embarquer (see embark).

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